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Hi I'm Lexy

I grew up in Texas. I'm currently studying tax accounting at BYU. I love to laugh. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently living in the state of Utah studying for a Master's of Tax at BYU. I served a mission for the LDS church in Wisconsin. I've married to the man of my dreams and every day is an adventure with him. We were sealed for time and all eternity in the Draper, UT temple and it was the best day of my life. I love to read anything I can get my hands on, watch movies, create and listen to music, and just have a good time with my friends. I was a member of the band at my middle and high school but I also participated in sports such as basketball, track, and soccer growing up. My family, friends, and the gospel are the most important things in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. I was raised in the church, and I am so grateful for that. I never had an 'a-ha' moment where I really knew without a doubt that the church was true. It was a gradual learning process for me, with much prayer and study. I know without a doubt that this is the true church. It is Heavenly Father's church here on the earth. Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, know and love us all individually. This knowledge has allowed me to feel comfort and become motivated to show my love for God through obedience to his commandments. This church is His gift to us here in mortality, a gift that brings happiness, unity, and love through association of other disciples of Christ. The gospel has shaped me into who I am today, and I wouldn't have my life any other way than firmly planted on the truths I have been taught at church. I am Mormon because I feel God's love for me. I am Mormon because it makes me happy. And I am Mormon so that I can share the wonderful, good news with others that God's gospel is here on the earth and is the way to eternal life.

How I live my faith

I have lived my faith by completely dedicating 18 months of my life by sharing the gospel with the people of Wisconsin. I serve in what ever capacity I can in the church. I have served in leadership positions in my youth groups and in the woman's program in the church congregation I attended while at college. I try to serve those around me, either by loving and serving my roommates or the girls that I try to visit with once a month. I have also had the opportunity to teach and work with the youth, which has been a blessing in my life. I love to share my testimony and talents with others. I try to apply my knowledge of the truth of the gospel to my daily life so that everyone around me will know that I love Christ and I know Him.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Lexy
Increasing one's faith is done through the little things. It's praying, reading your scriptures, and serving others every day. Faith is nothing without action. You must act on what you believe, and through that action your faith with inevitably grow. Faith is something you have that the more you give to others, the more it grows. It starts with desire, grows through action, and is the driving force to becoming who Heavenly Father wants you to be. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Lexy
Everyone has their agency, and missions aren't necessarily required, though generally very encouraged. It is especially encouraged that young men serve missions. Serving a full time mission is hard work, though very rewarding and definitely worth it. Every member is called to be a missionary in their every day lives, simply by interacting with people around them or sharing their beliefs with a neighbor or friend. The gospel is such a blessing and brings such happiness that if one is truly converted, you want everyone else to be as happy as you are. We are all God's children, and we all deserve the happiness that comes through living His gospel. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Lexy
Jesus Christ established His Church here on the earth when He lived. However, after His Ascension into heaven, the carrying on of the Church fell to the Apostles. Eventually, all the Apostles were killed and people had to rely on their own wisdom and understanding when seeking truth in their lives. This led to an Apostasy, which is a falling away from God's true and full gospel. There were still good people here on the earth that earnestly seeked for truth, but they did not know where to find it because God had taken the gospel off of the earth. Therefore, there was need of a Restoration, or a bringing back (or restoring) of God's full, everlasting gospel back onto the earth. Heavenly Father restored His Church through Joseph Smith, and once again showed His love for us by giving us the truth here on earth once again. Show more Show less